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Online Dual Enrollment Classes

Online Dual Enrollment Classes
Online dual enrollment classes are available in many states, but, like anything else, have pros and cons. Before enrolling, become informed,...
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What to Submit with Your College Application

What to Submit with Your College Application
The college admission process can be a long and grueling process, filled with strange forms and processes that you haven't heard of before. All t...
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5 Colleges Request One Homeschooler for Full Tuition Scholarship Competitions

5 Colleges Request One Homeschooler for Full Tuition Scholarship Competitions
I was so excited when I was talking with my Gold Care Club member, Lori, from Idaho. Her homeschooler had been invited to FIVE full tuition scholarshi...
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Lee Binz
Hi, Melissa. Unfortunately we don't have more details about the classes that Lori found for Sam. Maybe google SAT prep class in y... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 19:06
Melissa Hunt
Wow! Congratulations to Lori and Sam! I’d like to know more about the private SAT prep class that he attended. Do you happen to ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:45
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Add an Abbreviated Activities List to Your Transcript

Add an Abbreviated Activities List to Your Transcript
It's important to include an abbreviated activity list on your homeschool transcript to show the uniqueness of your child in a quick overview. Learn m...
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Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon

Carbonite Can Save Your Bacon
What's better than bacon? Keeping your files safe with Carbonite! {Note: this post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but sadly, not enough for a latte.}   Most homeschoolers don’t have the time or energy to back up all their data like that, but disasters can happen.  A single computer virus, a major computer crash, or a household disaster or theft can destroy all the hard work you put...
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Top 10 Take-Aways from The College Launch [Virtual] Convention

Top 10 Take-Aways from The College Launch [Virtual] Convention
Parents and teens loved the free convention classes last month! The response was so phenomenal in these courses, I have identified a huge need in the ...
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Elizabeth Barnett
My two high school juniors and I enjoyed the College Launch Convention. I think that my children were given a lot of good informa... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:59
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Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]

Teaching Degree will NOT Make a Better Home Educator [Infographic]
A degree in teaching will NOT make you a better home educator. Certified teachers often struggle to let go of teaching and testing. Those skills are i...
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From Transcript Intimidation to Confident Excitement in Just One Hour

From Transcript Intimidation to Confident Excitement in Just One Hour
They call me the "Homeschool consultant who won't make you cry." When I gave my free class on transcripts last month, I said the class was a "No-Trans...
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How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript

How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript
When your child is working hard on studying for the SAT or ACT, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this a class, and put it on the transcrip...
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Lee Binz
I'm so glad to help, Cindi! I figure if a student is just doing a little test prep, then adding it to your English class makes sen... Read More
Monday, 12 March 2018 17:40
Cindi Goertz
This was very helpful--and timely as our daughter just took the SAT and has logged many hours in prep for that as well as the PSAT... Read More
Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:05
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How to Change a College Scholarship Policy

How to Change a College Scholarship Policy
Here is the problem. Colleges all have very unique, very different policies from one another. In addition, college admission policies can change over ...
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The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report

The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! I've been taking a look back on my 2017 year at The HomeScholar so I could add it to my "about u...
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Lee Binz
Thanks so much Jessica! What a kind thing to say! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 17 February 2018 20:48
Guest — Jessica
Primarily because of your books, webinars, and free training, I have hope that we are well "on the road" to homeschooling high sch... Read More
Saturday, 17 February 2018 13:14
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Training Teens: Prepare for Independent Living

Training Teens: Prepare for Independent Living
One day, someday, our children will be living on their own. They will sink or swim based on the skills we have given them, and their ability to adapt ...
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Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest

Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest
Each time you and your child interact with a college, the student should send a "Thank You" note by email within a few days of their visit. In the pas...
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Jodie Masella Masella
This is great information! Thank you!
Friday, 16 February 2018 04:25
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How to Submit Your Comprehensive Homeschool Records

How to Submit Your Comprehensive Homeschool Records
After all the blood, sweat, and tears of creating comprehensive homeschool records, you have to submit them to colleges in order to reap the rewards. ...
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 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better

 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better
Do you have morning meetings with your students? A short daily check-in with each child can make your homeschooling run more smoothly in these 7 ...
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  • Socialization for Homeschool Students


    I was thinking about socialization because of a conversation I recently had with a non- homeschooler . It is unbelievable that this is still as big a topic as it is surrounding homeschooled children, considering that socialization affects all children, no matter what context they are schooled in. 

    Most parents appreciate a little help and encouragement on their homeschooling journey. My
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  • College Application Lexicon

    College application has it's own unique vocabulary.  As you look toward college admission, you'll notice you have many different choices on how to apply.  Here are the NACAC definitions of terms for different kinds of application plans.  If you need a primer on what "application" means, this blog post is for you.

    College Application Lexicon

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    Non-Restrictive Application Plans: All

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  • Conservative Christian Engineering Colleges

    Do you have an engineering 'geek' in your household? (Read my article, Teaching Geeks ) Need to find a conservative Christian Engineering College for them? I can give you a jumping off place if you aren't sure where to start!

    Christian engineering colleges

    How can a Christian find a good engineering school that is also a conservative Christian university? Schools my family liked include

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  • How Many APs Should My Student Take?

     
    Don't get caught up in the AP hype. You don't need a million APs in high school . In fact, you really shouldn't have too many  APs . All tests and no fun make a dull teen. A recent study of 400,000 entrants to about 100 colleges proves that high school sanity reigns supreme.

    How Many APs should your student take? Here are

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